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  • Jose Abreu's goal: Stay healthy enough to play first base every day

    Jose Abreu's goal: Stay healthy enough to play first base every day
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Among the bigger challenges first baseman Jose Abreu faced in his 2014 rookie year was learning how to deal with the physical demands of a 162-game major league season. Abreu, coming off his American League Rookie of the Year...
  • Versatile bench players may allow White Sox to carry 13 pitchers

    Versatile bench players may allow White Sox to carry 13 pitchers
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Many of the White Sox positions for the 2015 season were set even before players began showing up to Camelback Ranch, but the 25th spot on the roster is up in the air. Sox manager Robin Ventura said the team is "pretty open" to...
  • White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardjiza jumps into game speed early

    White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardjiza jumps into game speed early
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija tried to take a few moments to soak in his first official practice in a White Sox uniform Friday at Camelback Ranch, but the right-hander slipped into business mode fairly quickly. "Ultimately you get on the...
  • John Danks looks to cut down on homers, shore up back of White Sox rotation

    John Danks looks to cut down on homers, shore up back of White Sox rotation
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Danks said he would pit the top of the White Sox rotation against anybody. He considers the trio of Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana one of the toughest in baseball. The left-hander also knows the heightened...
  • White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain building back strength

    White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain building back strength
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jesse Crain and the White Sox are content to take it slow this spring. The right-handed reliever, who signed a minor league contract in January, is rebuilding strength after missing the entire 2014 season with the Astros...
  • Robin Ventura on Carlos Rodon: Talent, you see it coming out of his hand

    Robin Ventura on Carlos Rodon: Talent, you see it coming out of his hand
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox pitchers line up in a tight row each morning on a field at Camelback Ranch to throw their bullpen sessions while coaches and executives observe from golf carts. Throwing in such close quarters in his first major...
  • Gordon Beckham's aim: Be second to none for White Sox

    Gordon Beckham's aim: Be second to none for White Sox
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Gordon Beckham was back at his old locker Saturday at Camelback Ranch as if he had never left, but there is one major difference this spring for the White Sox infielder. Beckham, who played most of his first six seasons with...
  • Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert

    Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert
    I arrived in Phoenix yesterday to cover the Cubs and White Sox at spring training. After some big off-season signings, both teams arrived in the desert with high expectations following several tough baseball summers in Chicago. The weather is always a...
  • Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being

    Closer David Robertson gives White Sox a sense of well-being
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — A strong hint of cow manure wafted over the back fields at Camelback Ranch on Friday, prompting a White Sox executive to ask head groundskeeper Roger Bossard: "What's that smell?" Fortunately, the scent was coming from a farm a...
  • Boundless optimism: It happens every spring

    Boundless optimism: It happens every spring
    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 3-1/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red...
  • Chicago could use a little more Ernie Banks

    Chicago could use a little more Ernie Banks
    We're going to say a proper goodbye to Ernie Banks. And we're going to do it by honoring his integrity and, more importantly, his best trait. Something that has vanished in sports. Let's call it boyish enthusiasm. It's something we all could use in...